Way 2 Sexy
by Drake (featuring Future & Young Thug)

Album: Certified Lover Boy (2021)
Charted: 11 1
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Songfacts®:

  • This club-ready song finds Drake and guest rappers Future and Young Thug playing on Right Said Fred's 1991 single "I'm Too Sexy."
  • "Way 2 Sexy" starts off with a direct sample of the Right Said Fred's 1991 worldwide hit. Then, on the track's braggadocios chorus, Future reworks their tongue-in-cheek tune by interpolating lyrics and cadences. The three verses also contain similar lyrics, with Drake boasting he's "too sexy to accept requests," Future bragging he's "too sexy for this cash," and Young Thug saying he's "too sexy to count."
  • Drake is not the first artist to sample "I'm Too Sexy." Others that have borrowed from the British group's hit include:

    "Get Sexy" by Sugababes.

    "Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift.

    "That's It (I'm Crazy)" by Sofi Tukker.

    LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" is also a close cousin of "I'm Too Sexy."
  • Drake and Future are frequent collaborators; early on they teamed on the mixtape What A Time to Be Alive, released in 2015.

    "Way 2 Sexy" is the fifth time Young Thug worked with the Toronto rapper.

    All three artists previously joined together on Drizzy's Dark Lane Demo Tapes track "D4L Freestyle."
  • The Atlanta-based producer TM88 created the beat. The 808 Mafia member previously worked with Drake on his 2015 cut "Company" and also has credits on songs by Lil Uzi Vert ("XO Tour Llif3") and Travis Scott ("No Bystanders"). Newcomer TooDope also helped with the production.
  • The song debuted at the top of the Hot 100. It was Drake's ninth #1 on the chart, Young Thug's third, and Future's first.

    "Way 2 Sexy" was Future's 126th visit to the Hot 100. This meant he broke the record for the longest wait between first chart entry and first #1.
  • TM88 originally made the beat for Future. After playing 15 to 20 beats for the Atlanta rapper one night, he chose "Way 2 Sexy." Drake jumped on the song later.

    "It could've went to Future's album," TM88 told Billboard, "but I feel like the whole time, in Future's mind, he was going to put Drake on it anyway."
  • It was Future's idea to use the Right Said Fred sample. TM88 recalled: "Future came in and was doing the 'Way 2 Sexy' hook, and he was like, 'Man, put that 'Too Sexy' sample in front of the hook.'"

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